It’s easy to fall into the habit of making every conversation with your child one about “business.” There are so many things to keep track of, conversations with teachers, assignments, due dates. If you pay attention, you can see how all-consuming it can be to talk about the details of managing your child’s life with ADHD.
My tip – spend one afternoon (or even one hour) a week and talk about something else – the new song that somebody released, the friend that has a new boyfriend, the neighbor with a new car. Connect with your child on some other level. It will model for them how to create and sustain lasting relationships; ones that aren’t simply about the business of life.